Each day, dispatchers from the seven police departments in San Luis Obispo County take dozens of calls from residents seeking help for issues ranging from minor disputes to serious crimes. The Tribune provides coverage of serious crimes every day on its news pages. Here is a look at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Atascadero.
Frozen chickens 3:14 p.m. Dec. 2, 5200 block of Chauplin Drive
Several chickens in outside cages without covers were stuck in the mud. A neighbor went over and covered them up, but was concerned because the owners were not home. The chickens had food and water.
Shark attack 10:25 p.m. Dec. 2, 8600 block of Paseo de Vaca
A gray metal shark that weighed about 20 pounds and had a large mouth and teeth was reported stolen.
Too tempting 6:55 a.m. Dec. 4, Capistrano and Lewis avenues
Some kids had written through freshly poured concrete, causing $1,000 in damage.
Car sharing 3:39 p.m. Dec. 4, 5505 El Camino Real
A resident said someone made a copy of the key to his vehicle and takes the vehicle out and then returns it.
Hosed 11:20 p.m. Dec. 5, 5625 Capistrano Ave.
A man was standing outside an apartment complex, yelling and using a hose to spray cars and the apartments. He was arrested for being a public nuisance.